HASA news - migrating your stories
Sep. 20th, 2014 @ 06:10 pm
With the announcement of HASA's closing at the end of the year, it's time to think about where to move your stories. This is especially relevant for authors who post all or some of their work exclusively at HASA, but everybody may want to have another archive as backup for their work.
There are many archives, and this list is in no way exhaustive, or meant to be so – please tell us about what we overlooked here or in the discussion thread at HASA.
These two archives have offered to help authors who want to transfer their stories, for which we can only say a heartfelt Thank you! Please contact their admins for details.
Do check out the content and rating policies of the site(s) you want to post on before deciding on where to migrate to. Also, so that we can attempt to build a directory of authors, tell us where you will go, or any other site(s) you already post on. Please use the comments under this post for that!
Great! I am trying to spread the word as widely as I can also to let people know. Fandom history is important and I, for one, do not want to see seminal stories within the fandom lost because someone did know the archive was closing. (I'm personally covered--Silmarillion Writers Guild for my Silm fics and everything on AO3.)
The stories of mine posted at HASA are all also posted at Faerie and at Twisting The Hellmouth
, and some at Many Paths to Tread. Although I recognise TTH is not an option open to most of the other people whose stories are at HASA, Faerie is easy to post to, and friendly because of the shoutbox, and would accept everything that was accepted by HASA.
I do hope the HASA resources can be preserved somewhere, and thanks to everyone from the original founders to the current mods for all the pleasure, and help, HASA has given over the years.
It is also possible to have the mods (you cannot do it yourself, also not at Faerie) upload your reviews at the SWG and MPTT, and I think if you prod Keith at Lord of the Rings fanfiction too. Basically all archives that use efiction software has that possibility. Edited at 2014-09-21 11:41 am (UTC)
My longer-than-a-drabble pieces (as Azalais) are all also at Tolkienfanfiction and some are on FFnet. Lots of the drabbles are also here at LJ on tolkien_weekly, if that's where they originated.
I've backed up some of my reviews/comments from HASA already (the ones of my only novel-length piece) and will try to get around to backing up the reviews/comments of my shorter pieces as well by the end of the year, though I could live without those...
It is sad to think of HASA being no more - though I do totally understand that sites can't always be maintained forever - and I second all those thanks to all those who've contributed in any way over the years. I do hope the Resource Library does get preserved - it was such a goldmine to me when I was more actively writing!Edited at 2014-09-21 02:49 pm (UTC)
Almost everything I've written is on the SWG here
Very old stuff and the odd LotR drabble would be on my LJ, tags list here
I also archive on MPTT
, although there is not going to be anything on those sites that isn't at one of the places above, since I'm not as good about posting there. :)
|Date:||November 16th, 2014 08:39 pm (UTC)|| |
The Circles & Elfhild's Fics
All the stories I posted to HASA are cross-posted to AO3 and also cross-posted either to SWG or MPTT or both.
I'm afraid I can't offer to help with the Open Doors transfer at present, but perhaps I might be able to later, some time next year--as apparently the interim site will be accessible to work on after 31 December?Edited at 2014-11-20 07:46 am (UTC)
|Date:||November 20th, 2014 06:58 pm (UTC)|| |
There isn't anything to do on the Open Doors transfer yet - first there's the database freeze on December 7, after that it'll take a bit of time to prepare the database for transfer, so the new year sounds excellent to me; I'll put your name on the list, and let you know once I know more myself:-)
|Date:||December 10th, 2014 06:52 am (UTC)|| |
Just now catching up with all the news. This is so very sad. I've so many fond memories of HASA and the brilliant stories housed there. Tragic indeed that the end of this wonderful archive happens even as our film journey in Middle-earth ends.
Anyhow, if anyone wonders, my stories are still housed over on SoA:http://www.storiesofarda.com/author.asp?AuthID=610
|Date:||December 19th, 2014 05:03 am (UTC)|| |
I'll put the link in my list - thanks for adding it (even if LJ seems set to treat everything as spam today - yours was the third message I had to retrieve from Spam...)